Calling all spouses! Turn your life experience into college credit!

If you are seeking an Associates or Bachelor’s degree your life experience may earn you college credit. The Department of Defense acknowledges the many ways you support your service member, and are conducting a pilot test program that captures all of your volunteer, work, and life experiences as a military spouse. Contact Military OneSource for more information and to get signed up.

The Education Center, together with Base Library System, forms the Personal and Professional Development – Education Branch of Camp Pendleton’s Marine and Family Programs, Marine Corps Community Services.


  • Counseling
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Testing Program
  • Joint Services Transcript
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Military Academic Skills Program

Schools Aboard Camp Pendleton

The Joint Education Center (JEC) at Camp Pendleton provides a wide range of high quality educational programs to enhance professional and personal learning for all active duty personnel and their family members. The following includes schools and programs offered on base:

Central Michigan University – (760) 725-0485

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Central Michigan University offers graduate-level degree programs, including a Masters of Arts in Education and Masters of Science in General Administration in several specialized areas such as Human Resource Management or Health Care.

(760) 725-0485 or (760) 385-0412. Fax: (760) 385-0414

Mon–Thu 8am-4pm, Fri 10am-6pm

Central Texas College – (760) 725-6386

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Central Texas College is a two-year school and offers Associate Degrees in the following programs: Business/Business Management, Computer Sciences, Criminal Justice, Fire Protection Technology, General Studies, Law Enforcement, Liberal Arts, or Social Sciences.

(760) 725-6386; (760) 385-4942 Fax: (760) 385-4942

Mon-Thu: 8am-4:30pm, Fri 8am-3pm

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – (760) 385-0152

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers degree programs at MCAS Camp Pendleton in Associate and Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics or Technical Management.

(760) 385-0152

After 2pm, call (760) 385-4423 at MCAS Camp Pendleton, Bldg 2368 Rm 104

National University – (760) 268-1533

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National University is offering a BS in Liberal Studies and a Single Subject or Multi-Subject Teaching Credential Program, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Domestic Security Management and a Masters degree in Homeland Security and Safety Engineering.

(760) 268-1533

Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Park University – (760) 725-6858

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Park University is a four-year school and offers Bachelors Degrees in the following areas of study: Computer Science, Criminal Justice Administration, Liberal Arts/Studies, and Social Psychology, as well as management courses in the following specialized areas: Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Human Resources, and Marketing.

(760) 725-6858; Fax: (760) 385-0351

Mon-Thu: 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-4pm

Palomar College – (760) 725-6626

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Palomar College is a two-year college offering Associate Degrees in the following areas: Administration of Justice, Law Enforcement, Business Mid-Management, General Business, General Studies, Liberal Arts or Sciences.

(760) 725-6626; Fax: (760) 385-0498

Mon-Thu: 8am-7:30pm, Fri 8am-2pm

Visiting Schools

In addition to schools currently located aboard Camp Pendleton there are representatives from seven additional schools that maintain regular offices hours at the JEC to provide counseling and support to students. Dates and times vary and the schedule is posted in the lobby at the JEC.

For information on the new Post 9/11 Educational Programs and the Montgomery GI Bill, visit website.

For information on Department of Defense (DoD) Education Programs, visit DoD website.

Leadership Scholar Program

The Leadership Scholar Program (LSP) is a partnership between universities/colleges and the U.S. Marine Corps to help further your education.  For more information visit website.

Joint Education Center

Bldg 1331 – View Map


Mon–Tue 7am–5pm
Wed 9am–5pm
Thu-Fri 7am–5pm
Sat/Sun Closed

(760) 725-6660
(760) 725-6414

South Mesa JEC

Bldg 200090 – View Map

Mon 8am–4:30pm
Wed 11am–4:30pm
Fri 8am–4:30pm
Sat/Sun Closed

(760) 277-4673

School of Infantry JEC

Bldg 520512 – View Map

Mon–Tue 8am–4:30pm
Wed 11am–4:30pm
Thu-Fri 8am–4:30pm
Sat/Sun Closed

(760) 725-0606